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 Timeline

Year

Date

Event




1834


Town laid out along the old State Road by Dr. John Davenport, John O. Pierce and John O. Goudy




1854


Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railway arrives and new Xenia constructed 3/4 mile south of old Xenia




1869


Xenia and Songer Townships separated




1871

Jul 21

Railroad widened from Narrow Gauge




1895

Nov 12

Fire Department organized




1896

Aug 27

Yeagor & Shall Apple Evaporator burns




1898

Oct 10

Xenia Woolen Mill burns




1902

Oct 7

Yeager Bros. Fruit Evaporator burns




1903

Apr 21

Fire guts stores in Front Street, including Mrs J R Gauger's Drug Store




1906

Jul 20

Fire destroys business







1909

Jul 11

Tornado causes extensive damage

1909


Xenia School constructed




1915


The new Colclasure Store opens on Front Street




1917


First Xenia men drafted for World War 1




1922

Jan 1

First National Bank of Xenia established




1960

Mar 30

Gymnasium and Cafeteria at Xenia Community Grade School destroyed by fire after lightning strike




1961


Present Post Office opened




1984

Aug

24-26

Sesqui-Centennial Celebrations held







2015


Xenia Grade School closes